Personal information about Frank Chivers

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Frank Chivers
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   03 July 1912
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Pembroke Road,, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 229
Record number: 9028
Official at burial:
   Frank Streatfield
   Not sure about officials name
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Frank  CHIVERS
  29 June 1912
  Headstone: In Ever Loving Memory of / George Chivers / who fell asleep Oct. 7th 1936 aged 68 years. / Also of / Frank Chivers / dearly loved son of the above / who fell asleep June 29th 1912 / aged 18 years. / Also of Eliza Chivers / wife of George Chivers who died July 15th 1947 / aged 84 years. / "Thy will be done not mine, O Lord," //
    George & Eliza (nee Lipscombe) ran the Bakery and confectioner's in Pembroke Rd, Newbury. Frank was one of 7 children. He worked in a flour mill, lived with his parents & died in the City of London. Sources: MI from Mrs P's record. Other data from Ancestry records.
  01 November 2017
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Frank Chivers
Article source:    FMP and Frances Berry's book "A Newbury Family"
Date of source:   
Copyright:    © Frances Berry



Frank Chivers (1896-1912)


Son of George ( 1868-1935) and Elizabeth (1863-1947) . Appears on their 1901 and 1911 censuses.

He was age 17yrs. in 1911 and   was working at The Mill.

He had a scholarship to attend Newbury Grammar School

He died in 1912.

Extract from Frances Berry’s book  A Newbury Family” Page 62 includes a  photograph of the funeral.

 “The following Spring the family experienced a tragedy which started with but a seemingly small incident, but ended with sadness and tears. Frank had taken a job at the Town Mills helping with the delivery of sacks of flour to various places in the town and had just taken a large and very weighty sack on his back to load onto the trap when the driver became impatient and sent him reeling with a kick from his boot, with the result that the sack swung round wrenching Frank’s body as he resisted the blow and tried to keep hold of it. Over the next few weeks he suffered terrible agonising pain and the doctor, unable to find the cause, arranged for him to be sent to hospital St. Bartholomew’s in London where the doctors there could do nothing for him and sadly he died. It was a dreadfully distressing time for the family and indeed his fiancée to lose him and naturally Elizabeth recalled the heartache she had suffered losing both her parents in her youth. Col. Serg. Inst. Butler from E. Company of the Territorials of which Frank was such a dedicated member playing the drums, proposed that he be honoured with a military funeral the arrangements for which would be made by him and George, Elizabeth and family accepted his offer and so it was that the occasion was reported in the Newbury Weekly News in a most detailed and sympathetic fashion. Gertrude had the task of sending the bad news to James whom she knew would mourn her dear brother, as they had been good friends as indeed all members of both families were.”


Ref Findmypast and Frances Berry’s book “ A Newbury Family”

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Frank Chivers
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    03 July 1912
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




CHIVERS : June 29 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital,London, Frank second son of George and Eliza Chivers,Pembroke Road, Newbury, aged 18 years.  “So He giveth His beloved sleep”

Newbury Weekly News : 3 July 1912

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Frank Chivers funeral 1912

©Frances Berry
Frank Chivers funeral 1912


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